Reviews - The Varsity Hotel & Spa


24 Thompson's Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AQ

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Very Good

All reviews (34)

91% would recommend it to a friend


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  • A W

  • October 2015

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Nice rooms, friendly staff great roof bar and lovely food!

  • R Fry

  • October 2015

Loved the rooftop restaurant and the easy access to the gym/spa next door

We spent four nights at the Varsity to relax, workout, and visit Cambridge.

The people and the service were consistently great. Everyone was willing to help make our stay as welcoming and comfortable as possible. The rooms were nicely furnished, the beds were very comfortable, the bathrooms were well appointed (modern fixtures, great water pressure, etc.). The spa was next door with unlimited in out privelages included in the room rate. The excercise classes were free to guests, and all three I participated in were excellent. The proximity to the colleges, restaurants, and the sights was perfect.

  • Callum Miles-hicks

  • September 2015


My girlfriend and I stayed for 1 night for her birthday.

When we arrived we found that we had been complimentary upgraded to a super king room,

The room was Magical it was the best weekend I've ever had!!!. We can't wait to go back!.

The staff are so friendly and helpful, the best hotel I've ever stayed in!!!!

  • Paul Dalgas

  • July 2015

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Excellent service.

Excellent hotel!

  • Lee B

  • June 2015


I thought the room was overpriced, for that amount I would have expected a river view.

The bathroom was lovely though as was the roof terrace. My main issue was the noise. The hotel had kindly agreed to give us a later checkout but it was a bit pointless as we were woken up by various delivery drivers, bin men and the construction site opposite. I would stay again but in a different room if the cost were slightly less.

  • C Ollif

  • June 2015

Good but not fantastic

The room was ok, the view was of the side alleyway where the bins were stored, ADD 20 per night onto the cost of the room for car parking....

As there isn't any, valet parking only!!. Roof terrace great but very expensive £18 for 3 cokes and a cider. Staff friendy but all congregated in a small reception which was a bit intimidating at first.

  • T Joynes

  • April 2015

My stay at the Varsity hotel and Spa

Excellent customer service, all staff were approachable and helpful.

The room was excellent, no complaints.

  • Gabrielle Sopher

  • March 2015

Great location, great hotel

My teenage daughter and I stayed here to visit the university.

The staff were charming and efficient, the room was great with a very comfortable bed, top quality bed linen (I am quite picky about that!), all the expected facilities of a luxury hotel and a great rooftop view. We used their valet car parking service which at £20 was very convenient, just drive up to the front door and give them your keys. The hotel is smack in the middle of Cambridge so once there one does not need a car.

We ate in the hotel restaurant, which was buzzy and served great steaks.

  • L Howden-smith

  • March 2015

The Varsity Hotel & Spa

Wasn't what I was expecting very over rated

  • Nella F

  • February 2015

Boutique style Hotel

1st room (118) was gorgeous but discovered it had no window.

2nd room (219) was much smaller and a small shower room rather than bathroon but at least you could enjoy the natural light from the large window.